Four Chairs No Waiting
FOUR CHAIRS NO WAITING, Madison's eclectic, some would say perfect, band from the late seventies, returned to
Madison for a reunion concert, Saturday, July 21, at 9:00 at the High Noon Saloon, 701 E. Washington Avenue
Featuring Madison's ever-popular singer, Lynette, the reassembled 4 CHAIRS traveled from Barcelona, Oregon,
Pennsylvania, Florida, New York, Minnesota, Illinois and Madison, to reignite an evening of their timeless,
4 CHAIRS NO WAITING was the heart of the Madison music scene for 4 years in the late seventies when they
played all over town and regionally. To catch a 4 CHAIRS gig in those days was to be vitally connected with the
soul of downtown Madison. A whole generation of music lovers remembers 4 CHAIRS as a guaranteed good
time and an essential part of their Madison memories. 4 CHAIRS played an eclectic repertoire of musical
genres, always with their own tight, distinctive sound and the strong, expressive voice of Lynette out front.
Rooted in R&B, they could set a contemplative mood with Lynette singing a ballad, slip into upbeat, sophisticated
jazz soulful blues, or up and cook until the whole room was dancing. The music was always cool, always hot,
always enjoyable, always over too early.
Lynette, singer/piano player has entertained Madison club goers with her rich tawny vibrato for years. Back in
town from parts far and farther are Joe Wickham, wonderfully expressive on guitar; Duane Freeman, blowing it
out on the sax; Andy Feldman on harmonica and his worldly array of percussion instrument; Masters of funk
David Davenport and Ira Sussman on bass; and Michael Weiss, beautifully subtle on drums.
As Andy Feldman said when they dissolved in 1978, "There will be other groups, but never a combination of
creative individuals like this."